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Bavarian Decanter & Shot Glass Set by Anheuser-Busch

24 Mar

Wunderbar! Who can resist such an adorable collection?! We were instantly drawn to this traditionally German-styled set by its beautiful coloring and detail. The artisan faux “aging” technique gives it so much rustic charm and character. That cobalt blue glaze is so lustrous, very eye-catching. 

This is one of those treasure hunt finds that starts out as love at first sight based solely on appearances, but ends up completely surprising you with its degree of rarity, too. Some careful research shed light on the origin and process of this collection – what a gem!

Anheuser-Busch Ceramarte German Decanter & Shot Glass Set

This 7-piece collection was created exclusively for Anheuser-Busch / Budweiser as a LIMITED EDITION promotional set in 1976. It includes a highly-detailed decanter with cork stopper and six matching shot glass cups in traditional Bavarian styling.

Everything in this set is made of thick, quality ceramic and is hand painted. All pieces feature a wonderful raised design, adding great texture!

Each piece is highly stylized, crafted with a rough paint technique in brown on the exteriors, creating a faux “aged” effect.

The center imagery on both sides of the decanter (boy and girl kissing on the front, a floral spray on the back) features a striking, deep cobalt blue glaze background.

The six matching cups are each adorned with the same costumed figures – three cups with the girl, three cups with the boy.

Truly a colorful, fun, quaint little set to own – whether for decorative purposes in the home bar, or for functional use. Definitely an eye-catching conversation piece!

This collection is in great vintage condition. No chips, cracks, or structural damage found to any piece. We’ve gently cleaned this set prior to listing, and as you can see, the brown “aged” appearance is artist-applied, NOT dirt or wear. Clean interiors on all pieces. No signs of past use (other than display, perhaps) found.

The set was created as a limited edition promotional product for Anheuser-Busch / Budweiser in 1976 by Ceramarte, Brazil. It is completely hand painted, and all pieces bear the signature logo backstamp of Ceramarte.

The decanter is marked “Coracao” stamped in the mold. Model number (as identified in collector’s catalogs) is CS31, part of the “Early Years” collection.

Own this amazing vintage Anheuser-Busch collector’s set today! Have a peek through our shop for other rare vintage collectibles, too!


Old Hollywood Cinema Tripod by Craig Thalhammer

1 Mar

The never-ending search for vintage treasures leads us to some incredible finds! We were excited when we stumbled on this interesting antique – a real treat for home decorators, upcyclers, collectors, and movie buffs alike!

Craig Thalhammer Cinema Tripod by Craig Movie Supply Co. 

Lights, camera, action! Add a hint of Old Hollywood to your home or upcycle projects with this authentic antique Craig Thalhammer cinema tripod by Craig Movie Supply Company of Los Angeles, California.

This unit is complete with all original parts and equipment, including “rigidized” two-section legs of hardwood and chromium-plated steel, Craig’s “Sure Foot” points that pivot from rubber tread to spur for a steady grip on any surface, and patented Kino Pano tilt head (model T-98) with secure camera-mounting point.

The tilt head offers a full 360 degree pan and 125 degree tilt, with numbered dial on the base. Handle extends out with an easy-grip black hard-plastic bulb tip.

This tripod is in good used vintage condition. As far as we can tell, this unit is totally complete with all parts in good working order. All knobs and adjusters turn smoothly and are functional. Legs extend and retract fully, without hesitation.

The tilt head itself secures perfectly to the tripod, with only a tiny bit of loose “wiggle” which should not affect its functionality whatsoever. The legs swing open and closed very loosely, very easily.

There is wear overall, showing great character of age, including scuffs, scratches, and surface blemishes to all wood areas. Plenty of gorgeous patina and surface wear apparent to all metal components, too – heaviest in the foot areas.

An iconic piece of history by one of the most well-known names in movie supplies – an interesting accent for any home space and a unique gift idea for the movie buff in your life!

Princess Peeking

5 May

Treasury time! Our antique Delfts Schoonhoven mantle clock has been included in this fun collection of items fit for a princess! Loving the colors here!

‘Princess peeking’ by lilliputloft

















Mint Condition

16 Mar

Treasury time! Our vintage mint coffee cups have been included in this stunning Etsy collection! What a perfect Spring palette, and what awesome finds!

‘*****mint weekend*****’ by nilsmake

















Antique Delfts Schoonhoven Clock Case

21 Feb

Every so often, we stumble upon a truly remarkable find. On a recent treasure hunt, we came across this beautiful antique clock. With one glance at the backstamp, Arnold was hooked! You see, he’s a recently-immigrated-to-the-USA Dutch citizen, and he loves the rare Delft collectibles. We had a great time researching this piece!

Hand Painted Porcelain Mantle Clock by Delfts Schoonhoven, Made in Holland

Exquisite! This beautiful antique clock case is an extremely rare find with an interesting history. Unlike the common “Delft Blauw” (blue) collectibles, this piece is “Gekleurd Delfts” (colored).

It features an elegantly detailed hand painted pink stork (traditionally symbolic Dutch “ooievaar”) and floral scene on the face, with matching flourishes and details on the top, sides, and feet. A stand-out piece for any Delft collection, and an exceptional touch of vintage for your mantle!

This clock was made in Holland, at Plateelbakkerij Schoonhoven (PS). This factory, founded in 1920, operated as a small family-owned business 15 kilometers south of Gouda, a major center in Delft Pottery. Plateelbakkerij Schoonhoven is one of the few Delft pottery companies still in operation, now known as Schoonhoven Keramiek.

Despite our research efforts, we have not been able to put an exact date to the age of this clock case (it does not bear a typical alphabetic date code). Our best estimate is circa 1930’s to 1940’s based on the crafting styles, techniques, and history of the company.

The backstamp on this piece includes a crown symbol, sometimes referring to “Royal Delft”, with the signature “PS” marking indicating the manufacturer Plateelbakkerij Schoonhoven. It is also marked “Gelk.” (gekleurd, colored) “Delfts, Schoonhoven, Holland, Hand Painted,” with a model number “6229”.

The clock case itself is in great antique condition. There are no chips or cracks found. Heavy crazing exists throughout the piece, showing great character of age. For more information, click on the photos to visit the listing directly, and feel free to contact us with any questions!